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At both Siddington C of E Primary and Kemble Primary school we place great value in the systematic teaching of phonics.  We use a structured synthetic phonic program called Read Write Inc to teach daily phonic sessions in Key Stage 1.


What is synthetic phonics?


When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

• the sounds represented by written letters

• how to blend the sounds together to make words.


Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.


Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the pure sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.


At school, you will probably hear teachers talking about blending, sounding out  and Fred Talk


Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide DVD

For many parents, how to pronounce the sounds can be a worry. Please come in and chat to any of the teachers, who will be more than happy to help you. You might also like to look at this video to help you see how this works.